Thursday, May 28, 2009


Just a quick post to share the first day of school pics and the last day of school pics:





They aren't the best quality, but at least I have them for my record.

End of School

I can't believe school is out already. I am looking forward to this summer and having my kids home. They really are a lot of fun to be with. Here are some pictures of Caleb's Kinder graduation.

This is his teacher, Mrs. Swift:

Hmm...I think I better keep my eye on this boy:

This is Caleb's best friend, Sydney (on the right) and her sister, Shelby. They are already arguing over which one of them gets to marry Caleb. Too cute!

Caleb and Sydney:

Cute kid:

This is a blurry picture, but he was so bored. He didn't even want to go in the first place. Boys!

This is Makenzie at her 5th grade goodbye party:

This is her with her state project display. It was for the state of Wisconsin
I can't believe this girl will be starting middle school in the fall. Where is my baby?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Caleb Funnies

Had to take a moment to record some of the funny things Caleb has said the past few days.

Caleb: Mom, I want to go to Heaven.
Me: Why?
Caleb: So I can be an angel
Pause for a second...
Caleb: And steal all the gold!


On Wednesday the school had a celebration for all the kids who have summer birthdays. They take them to the cafeteria and give them all a Burger King crown and a donut. When I picked the kids up from school, he was wearing his crown and he said, " This is the best day of my life!". I asked him what made it the best day and he said, "Because I got a donut at school".


The morning after the "Donut and Crown" day, he woke up about 7:30 and asked me if it was still early. I told him it was and he said, "Yes! Another day, another opportunity to wear the crown!".


This kid cracks me up every day. I wonder where he comes up with this stuff.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day 2009

Just thought I would take a second to brag on my amazing, thoughtful, sensitive husband. The past 2 weeks have been very rough for me. I have been really missing my sister. Lots of crying and very little sleeping. I know it is all part of "the process", but I keep feeling like I should be past this. So, yesterday morning, I open my Mother's Day gift and this is what I find inside:

It says "In Memory of Faith Marie"


On the day that Caleb was born, Scott gave me a gift in the hospital. It was a silver chain bracelet with a heart charm that had Makenzie engraved on one side of the heart, and Caleb engraved on the other. Yesterday he gave me this precious charm to add to that bracelet. The music notes are so fitting. Faith LOVED to sing and she had the most beautiful voice. She sang in our wedding, she sang to my kids, she sang to the animals...she just loved to sing.

Thank you, Scott for being sensitive to my hurting and doing all that you can to make me feel loved. This gift is so very precious to me and I will never forget the tears in your eyes as you watched me open it. I love you with all of my heart!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Field Trip Fun

Scott and I got to go with Caleb on a class field trip today. We went to the Zoo and the Discovery Center. Here are a few highlights:

Caleb shopping in the Discovery Market.

This picture was taken at the end of the day. Bet you can't tell that I am so ready to be done.

Caleb and his best friend, Sydney. She broke her leg 2 weeks ago, so she had to endure the day in her wheel chair. Caleb pushed her around for a while. It was pretty cute.

I can hear you!

Pointing out something interesting...I'm sure.

All the kids love the giraffe slide.
Caleb pushing Syd.
It was a bit chilly, and everyone was shocked to see a few snowflakes this morning at the zoo. It's May already...sheesh! But what a great day of memories we had. Caleb keeps telling us how much fun he had. Totally worth every second.